LETTER: Teachers want excessive raises

Strike is a battle where kids are merely the leverage

The photo on the front  page of Abby News issue of Sept. 3 showed two teachers  with picket signs that read FAIR DEAL BETTER SUPPORT FOR KIDS.

That is giving misinformation to the public. It is the teachers who want excessive raises. That benefits teachers, not kids.

Then the article states they are giving up the pay for the kids. Elsewhere in the article it states the teachers demanding an eight per cent increase. If we don’t get the true facts, it’s propaganda.

It’s a battle where kids are merely the leverage.

Leonard Remple

Abbotsford News